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2018 [Re]verse Pitch Competition

Austin, TX event series to turn valuable raw materials leaving businesses & non-profits as waste into foundations of new social enterprises. Read Overview...
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[Re]verse Pitch Competition

The [Re]verse Pitch Competition, through a series of events and an innovation prize, inspires  social entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas to help solve local zero waste challenges.

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables will turn. The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. Materials leaving these organizations and entering the waste stream is the problem we're trying to solve and we're pitching to you, the social entrepreneurs of Austin, to help create a solution!

Competitors work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start this new venture.

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The Final Pitch will take place in-person on Wednesday, March 7th. Winners will be announced at the event immediately following the pitches. RSVP at https://reversepitchfinals.eventbrite.com
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Finalists will rehearse ahead of the final in-person pitches.
Feb. 24, 2018, 2:10 p.m. PST
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The first round of judging closes today and finalists will be announced by the end the of day.
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The first round of judging will take place on line beginning Wednesday, February 21st. Judging will finish and finalists will be announced Friday, February 23rd.
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Final submissions are due at 11:59PM tonight, Tuesday, February 20th!
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The [Re]verse Pitch Group Mentoring Session will help [Re]verse Pitch competitors prepare for their in-person pitch presentations. Competitors will work with mentors in a facilitated group discussion. They should leave the session more confident in how they will articulate their value propositions, customer segments and social impact. It will be held at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin, located at 4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78704. The workshop will start at 6PM. RSVP with the code reverse2018 at https://reversepitchmentoring.eventbrite.com. Optional but highly encouraged.
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Feb. 6, 2018, 9:05 a.m. PST
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Competitors receive their mentor match and advisor contact information by email. Competitors can start working with their mentors as well as seeking the advice of technical advisors.
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Please submit your concept statement mentor requests by 11:59PM today, Thursday, January 25th.
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This ideation workshop equips new and aspiring social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and techniques to more quickly turn their ideas into revenue generating businesses. It will be held at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin, located at 4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78704. The workshop will start at 6PM. RSVP with the code reverse2018 at https://reversepitchideation.eventbrite.com. Optional but highly encouraged.
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Jan. 23, 2018, 11:42 a.m. PST
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Competitors are invited to enter the competition immediately after attending the Opening Pitch Event on January 17th. Attendance at the opening event is MANDATORY to continue on in the competition. RSVP for the event at https://openingpitch-reverseatx.eventbrite.com.
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